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The Search for Fierra (Empyrion Saga Series #1)
     

The Search for Fierra (Empyrion Saga Series #1)

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by Stephen R. Lawhead
 

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Traveller, debt-dodger, itinerant critic, and writer of history books nobody buys, Orion Treet is astounded to be invited to accompany a top-secret mission: to observe and document an extra-terrestrial colony on a newly discovered planet.

But the paradise planet Treet and his companions are promised is a nightmare world locked in a death spiral of hate, fear,

Overview

Traveller, debt-dodger, itinerant critic, and writer of history books nobody buys, Orion Treet is astounded to be invited to accompany a top-secret mission: to observe and document an extra-terrestrial colony on a newly discovered planet.

But the paradise planet Treet and his companions are promised is a nightmare world locked in a death spiral of hate, fear, and death. The explorer's arrival rekindles an impossibly ancient feud – and deadly conflict between two highly evolved civilizations. It is the struggle for the future of a world, a battle where there can be no spectators. Everyone must choose a side.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012391872
Publisher:
Lawhead Books
Publication date:
03/19/2011
Series:
Empyrion Saga Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
646,866
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen R. Lawhead is a prolific and bestselling author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is best known for his King Raven trilogy, a re-telling of the Robin Hood legend, and Pendragon Cycle, centering on the King Arthur legend. Other notable works include the Song of Albion, Celtic Crusades and Dragon King Trilogies, Byzantium, Patrick, Avalon, and the works of science-fiction Dream Thief and Empyrion saga. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife.

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The Search for Fierra (Empyrion Saga Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
duguay More than 1 year ago
If you like science fiction books with a well-designed society, you'll love this book. It's good vs. bad society. Be sure to get book 2 for the finale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
S. Lawhead is a good writer and I will probably read his books again. I gave this 3 stars because of the writing but found this story pretty flat with not nearly enough excitement. I read the reviews thats why I got the book. I am almost to the end and I amstill bored. I love scifi but would recomend another title from Lawhead.
joelbyford More than 1 year ago
First read this in the late 80's and have re-read it 3 or 4 times since. One of my all time favorite books. Sort of a cross between Stargate and Dune.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so different for Lawhead, but he definitely pulled it off! I hate books I can
figure out before they end. I never figured this one out. It made me think about all
kinds of cultural differences that we abide by without even realizing why we do it. I finished it in a week and I could've read it in a weekend given the chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The search for Fierra and the siege of Dome wich form the book Empyrion are the best scí-fi books I've ever read. Not only is the story and the plot exelent, it's also one of those books that you just can't put down and have to keep on reading, also when I finish the book (I've read it three times allready) I feel like reading it again right after the last page. It's a great book and certainly worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good surprise. The action really picks up when the group arrives at Fierra and I could not put it down until the end. I rushed out to get the second book and was not disappointed. The 'good guys' are believeable, with weaknesses and strengths, good and bad, and the 'bad guys' are great deceivers. Better than the Pendragon series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book begins as a science fiction/space story but has a unique twist that will hold you until you finish it, if you can get past the trite beginning. Read the second volume about the Dome and you will get even more from the story. The bad guys and the good guys are believable and show human strengths and weaknesses, yet the good do rise above as the good guys should.
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I have read these 2 books 3x's since 2000. The dynamics of this story sucks-you-in to a world of faith, communism and freedom. Wonderful read.
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One of Stephen Lawhead's best works!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a really great book. i'm only thirteen and i loved it, but anybody would love it, even if they're an adult. read this one, it rocks, but don't forget about the second, The Seige of Dome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was coll and creative, it's different from all his other books. [ besides the siege of Dome ] Even though I read it very fast compared to the rest of his books [ spacificaly the Song of Albion books ] this was a disapointment.